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    posted a message on Books-a-Million charge $4.99 for booster packs?????
    Quote from Swindley
    Packs at my local store costs 7.5$.
    We draft with those every week, including one for prize each, no prize support from the store.

    I live in Norway..

    No sense in converting values...
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Took a decade off from Magic
    Quote from Mrow_Mix
    Welcome back - hope you enjoy again!

    My suggestion, if you are interested in getting into Modern, is to pickup the shock lands that they reprinted in Return to Ravnica and Gatecrash. They are staples for a modern mana base and they dropped in price and will stay down for the next few weeks until the new set, Theros, is released and impacts standard.

    This makes no sense, in the future shocklands cannot but go down in price
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Add Your Screen Shot Rage Quit MTGO
    Quote from Illusionist
    He probably felt like he won because he didn't notice lifelink on your attacking creature.

    I don't get that either, I asked him but his answer was even more unclear XD
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Add Your Screen Shot Rage Quit MTGO
    Not MTGO, but stil...

    "Was getting a ruling and as far as i am concerned thats bull**** i always hated eldrazi set"
    You have been kicked from the game
    Quote from AsLan^
    Oh hey, great idea - I've been saving these for a while Grin

    I wish I had saved the ones where people actually raged before disconnecting but I'm not actually expecting to be raged at so it usually takes me by surprise.

    I don't understand what's happening in the third one
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Twenty things that were going to kill Magic.
    Why posting the article here?
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on What are PTQs usually like?
    I went top8 at my first PTq with RG Tron. Definitely raccomend trying, competitive play is so much funnier
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on FNM Hero
    You should explain what do you mean with FNM hero
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Magical Christmas Land for Everyone
    Quote from Teia Rabishu
    Even so, seeing what god hands beat other god hands and realizing that no deck is invincible is a good mental exercise. Sure, there are aggro god draws that can kill you on turn 2, but they still fold to the right hate, and that hate has its own problems too. It's a deeper exercise than simply saying "Naya Blitz" because you then have to consider the entire meta. No one deck would beat every other deck.

    What else apart from Terminus can beat Blitz? Sorry for my english
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Magical Christmas Land for Everyone
    No question, Naya Blitz. At least if the "Other" does not include a UW control with Terminus turn 2 and 4. We are really getting close to that 60 Chancellor of the Dross triangular meta
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on doublestrike trample and protection?
    Exactly
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on According to Ben Bleiweiss from SCG, Thoughseize will be reprint in M14
    Quote from Magna Golem
    The pessimist in me says, if it is printed in standard it will be mythic rare.

    Black isn't allowed nice things below mythic rare.
    Except gravecrawlerand Geralf's messenger someone was sleeping when those were printed.

    Yeah, and Unburial Rites, Deathrite Shaman, Liliana, Mutilate, Blood Artist, Vampire Nighthawk... or maybe you're just wrong
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on [[M14]] Scavenging Ooze + Chandra's Phoenix + Garruk's Horde
    Quote from TheSloth
    I'm glad I decided to pilot a JUND deck along with a reanimator. This card is going to singlehandedly wreck Junk Rites and drive Deathrite Shaman to $0.25 The fact that everyone who owns ipad's is getting one just makes it even crazier. Graveyard play is going to be done for except when using Deadbridge Chant but you don't really get to target what you want with DBC. It's just a luck of the draw sort of thing.

    Scooze doesn't even have to tap!! Pillar of flame is going to be my new best friend for turn 2. Putrefy for any other turn that could pump him past me.


    Anyway when Innistrad rotates reanimator will be dead
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [[MM]] Modern Masters - Modern Legal Booster Product Announced at Pro Tour RtR
    It's exactly the opposite, if you open it now you WILL regret it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Ghost Quarters a Evolving Wilds?
    No, if it isn't there when GQ resolves the ability is countered and you get no land Wink
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on Skill testers (especially life gain)
    Life gain doesn't mean anything, i guess you would play
    W
    Instant
    Gain 15 life
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Mythic Rare Dysfunction...
    Quote from Amaranth
    Voice is actually pretty damn mythic, compared to some...shaky choices they have recently made.

    Is it a chase card? Kind of- it's effect is certainly powerful, but it's also reasonably narrow. Your opponent could easily be playing a deck which simply fails to care about the card, and the deck it is supposed to be spanking plays main deck answers to it.

    In fact, most decks play a fine answer to it maindeck, or simply don't even interact with it.

    However, in limited, this is not true- in limited, this card is just nasty- punishing the opponent for trying to interact out of turn is one thing, but demanding early removal is another. Oh, and it will probably take your turn, because if you use removal on their turn, they will get 2 dudes. obviously he isn't terribly impressive with no other creatures, but it really only takes 1 other creature in play to make a growing fatty- something which isn't hard to abuse in the colors of populate and 2 for 1 token generation. At bear stats, he is playable even in a deck that he isn't optimal for.

    On top of this, the flavor of this card is exceptionally rare- this isn't some run of the mill nature spirit, it is the soul of the ravnican natural resurgence. It might have profited from being legendary, but then you would have anti-play in people playing second copies to get 2 fat tokens, and this set has 10 legends already. It's an elusive stag animus, not something you see everyday (or everydraft!).

    Now, as for mythics being overvalued: well, it's easy to say they print constructed staples at mythic in hindsight (once they have proven themselves), but what about all the mythics who spend months at a time being undervalued before shooting up? What about the rares that do this? You could have picked up all your sphinx's revs at 2-4 dollars for months after RTR, provided you didnt blow your money on jaces and vraskas. You could have had your entire mana base for about 60$ if you bought duals before they came back. You could have had olivia voldarens and falkenwrath aristocrats for 1/6th the price. Obviously some mythics start hyped and mostly stay there (obzedat), but saying they just print staples at mythic...implies that pricing is stable and what is a staple is stable.

    Now, let's look at gatecrash- which mythics in this set, exactly, see more play than it's uncommons? None, as it happens. Obzedat and Aurelia are literally the only nonland GTC cards in the latest SCG top 8- and possibly the top 16.

    The top Deck in the tournament, re-animator? You need 5 mythics, and they each cost as much or less than your shock lands. Oh, but that fair rare resto angel will be 18-20, thanks.

    Is Geist of Saint Traft pricey? Yes, it's a multi-format all-star, and it started out its life undervalued and easily obtainable. Geist used to be a ''shrug'' mythic, where you didn't lose your value on the pack opening it. Liliana had a low point that made her nearly tradeable for a ravnica dual. Huntmaster of the Wild fells was the same damn way.

    I think that lately, Wizards has been doing a very good job of dispersing value in sets compared to Zendikar/Scars era where EVERYTHING was mythics.

    If you have problems with the pricing of mythics on the secondary market, I would argue that your real problem is that you aren't going out of your way to avoid paying a premium for the confirmation of popularity. Magic in general is very bubbley, very volatile, and economically dizzy. You can take advantage of this, or fall prey to it.


    This is it. Nothing more to say
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on is vexing devil really that bad..?
    I've seen it played in every Modern PTQ i went to
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Why do so many people forget that Thalia has first strike?
    I always think of her as a 2/1 first strike first and foremost and can't say I've ever forgotten about that. In fact if anything I might forget about her other ability (though luckily playing online I'm quickly reminded by MTGO when my Pillar of Flames now want an additional mana).

    This, the +1 always gets me, even after a year
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on [[Official]] The "I Need Help Deciding What To Play!" Thread.
    Going to Grand Prix Bologna on Saturday. Having all cards in standard available, what's the current tier one to play?
    Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
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    posted a message on PTQ Dragon's Maze - Meta & Discussion
    Quote from modernage
    Results from PTQ Reggio Emilia:

    272 players

    1. UW Control
    2. Rb win
    3-4 Jund scapeshift, Pod
    5-8 Gift (?), GW bears, Kiki pod, unknown

    That's it for today


    I came up 8th playing RG Tron
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on I think wotc should NEVER print new rare lands again, UNLESS
    Quote from jeffbcrandall
    The shocklands themselves are in huge demand in both standard and modern especially, and a favorite of the casual crowd as well.

    The casual crowd HATES shocklands. I agree with you on the rest
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on U/W Control Postrotation
    What about Isperia?
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on U/W Control Postrotation
    I think you need morew win-con, 2 Entreats are not enough at all.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Accused of "tanking" at FNM
    He said it was alright, he was just a bit nervous because of the tie.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on New Miv infinity combo?
    Quote from encikdpac

    yes, but without getting the discarded card back to library, there's a risk of getting yourself milled out and i just want to use Niv because he's cool.. Grin Grin Grin

    You'll only need to mill like 15 cards, which you can afford
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on New Miv infinity combo?
    Wouldn't just Quicksilver Dagger and Mind Over Matter work? On any creature, too.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on [Deck] UGW Delver With the inclusion of the newer cards (98/274)
    Quote from Wydogg5305
    You get a counter for each color

    No, you don't, read it better.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Bonfire of the Damned + Hexproof
    If it doesn't say target, it doesn't target. So yes, it damages hexproof guys
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on What is the most "fun" deck you have played this standard season?
    Venser Control
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Non-Flying Creatures are worthless in MTG
    In limited games i always lose to the random fliers.dec
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on [Deck] RG Tron (3/2012 - 12/2012)
    in b4 dreadbore [SPOILER]
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
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    posted a message on Rakdos got the shaft?
    Quote from Hiddene

    Okay, so I take that back, one thing; how is detaining two permanents BAD, exactly? Because you emphasized the number of permanents it detains. Sure, the card in question isn't amazing, but using it's upside as a reason its bad... I don't understand. Also, don't undervalue (relatively) large creatures with evasion in sealed, especially when they have an all-upside ability.

    He's clearly ironic...
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
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    posted a message on I feel so mad after this FNM.
    Vintage? What?
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on I think I may have done wrong...
    Guess? Yeah it was wrong.

    Simple yes/no is spam - please edit this post to provide more information. -Woap
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on I don't have anyone to play magic with. What should I do?
    Quit magic and do something else? You can always get back in a few years Grin
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Prison Term ability requires mana
    Attach means attach, no more, no less. You may have it enchant the new entering the battlefield creature, no mana required.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on Gameday Results?
    Went 4-1, came second with UW Control with Venser Lock
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on U/B Unblockable?
    4x Sword of War and Peace, cut Liliana and Tamiyo, they don't make any sense.
    You don't need Downpour, they can't block you anyway.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on The R&D problem with red
    Quote from Lostguy
    Krenko, Mob Boss is the worst of the legend cycle.

    Stopped reading there. Obvious best card of the legend cycle, already played in legacy. The other 4 are junk at best.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on [Primer] U/B Control
    Quote from whiteweenieruler
    He's a Zombies player who replied to a (mostly inaccurate) comment about the deck.

    Still quoting me after two months? Read the quoted post before replying XD
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Have 95 dollars in store credit at SCG: what should I get?
    Quote from Wydogg5305
    I dont think his store credit is at Star City Games : /

    Posting in "Have 95 dollars in store credit at SCG" thread, makes a lot of sense.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on RG midrange Werewolf Deck... competitive?
    When Solar Flare draw-go was a thing i got a lot of butthurts playing Werewolves, as my first T2 deck ever. It was amazing
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Attempting to break Omni
    Why so few fatties? You're going to get Omni and nothing to cast
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Most irritating people to play
    Quote from TwinSais
    I've played at FNM a couple of times and people would write down on their life tracking sheet what cards were in my hand after using a probe or extraction. I don't care if it's allowed or not, just don't waste my time with your excessiveness. It's FNM.

    I always leave my cards down and play with them revealed when they probe me. And they do the same.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Q on attacking a pw with swords
    Quote from ceyx
    Say I attack my opponent with a creature that has Sword of war and peace equiped. The opponent has a planeswalker in play and doesn't block. He has 7 cards in hand.

    1. Will the sword deal the 7 damage if I decide to redirect damage to the planeswalker?
    2. If the answer to Q1 is yes, can I choose to deal normal combat damage to the pw and the 7 damage from the sword ability to the opponent?
    3. Can I deal normal combat damage to the opponent, and have the sword ability 7 damage dealt to his planeswalker?

    Thanks for clarifying!

    1) Sure. 7 cards, 7 damage, every time.
    2) If you damage a pw, you have no damage to player, so you don't get the extra 7, it's obvious.
    3) You can redirect the 7 damage to the opponent's planeswalker, as all non-combat damage, as in 1)
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on Living the Dream with Zealous conscripts
    Two times in a three games match they took my Venser and ultimated me. There is no recovery from Venser's ulti.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Best deals I"ve come across = Only ship to us
    I've heard bad things about shipping to Italy and Spain personally and have seen people on eBay flatout refuse to ship to those countries.

    The reason I ship only within the U.S. is because a) it's a lot cheaper and b) it's a lot easier. It also takes a lot less time to ship within the U.S., 7 days tops and even that is being quite generous.

    I hate people refusing to ship to Italy... if South Italy has terrible reputation it doesn't mean all Italy is part of Africa or something.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on UNTAP STEP
    Quote from Shirotabi

    Still others say the active player still chooses whether or not to untap his/her cards that give that option, and EVERYTHING ELSE automatically untaps.

    This one.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on my standard deck
    You should get some Phantasmal Images. They work so well with the Drogskol Captain
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on "Best" set from the Innistrad Block?
    Quote from Blade332
    Value-wise, isn't AVR the best set to buy? I'm not sure if you are buying based solely on value or not.

    Value: AVR
    Playables: Innistrad

    Exactly.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on [Deck] RG Tron (3/2012 - 12/2012)
    Yeah, Nature's Claim is the way
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
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    posted a message on How Important Is Bonfire Of The Damned To RG Aggro?
    Picked one in a draft and bought another for 8€. Needingless to say, i never drew it in that draft.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on PHYREXIAN OBLITERATOR
    No, he sacrifices right after the damage. And, yes, he can't sac to the Feeder what he is already sacking to the Obliterator
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on who makes prices on magic cards?
    We make the prices
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on [Deck] RG Tron (3/2012 - 12/2012)
    Quote from Lectrys
    Mindslaver may be nutsy against UR Storm (kill them with their own Storm spell), likely Exarch Twin (kill their own combo pieces), Jund (especially when Liliana OTV is at 6 loyalty--muahahahaha!), Melira Pod (fail to search with Birthing Pod, sac everything to Viscera Seer), and RUG Tempo Thresh (kill their own dudes, counter their own other stuff, etc.), but it's often a 10-mana Time Walk against other decks (e.g. W/x Tokens, Affinity if they don't run Arcbound Ravager, Mono-Blue Faeries), and it's particularly bad when both players are in topdeck mode (not as much fun stuff in hands). I've found I can reliably kill with Eldrazi anyway (even if I have to restart the game with Karn's ultimate against infinite-life Melira Pod).

    Mindslaver is a card that completely wrecks many decks. If you have ten mana open it's never a bad topdeck, and you can board them out anyway.
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
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    posted a message on Why Net deck?
    Quote from JustSin
    I think its pretty simple... 90%+ of the players out there cannot build a deck on their own that is competitive...

    More like 99,9%
    Posted in: Magic Online Formats
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    posted a message on What is a "rare draft" in terms of prizes?
    Quote from TheLatvian

    Everyone wins. Unless your winner prize packs suck.

    Which is ALWAYS the case.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on What is a "rare draft" in terms of prizes?
    Quote from Crepes
    oh. That seems awful. I'll be staying far away from this store. Thanks.

    It is awful only if you are an awful drafter. I'd try it.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Vampire Nighthawk!
    4 M12, soon to be M13, lands plus 4 cavern of souls plus 4 RTR duals seem excellent to me
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
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    posted a message on [m13] Returning M10 Duals?
    They still are 3$ cards, buy them.
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Are there any players/places to play in ______ ?
    Quote from csoda201
    You really shouldn't be paying $15 to draft, especially with that kind of prize support.

    In Italy we pay 19$ to draft, the prize support is 4-3-2 boosters for the top 3, slightly varying basing on attendance.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on [Variant] Miracle UW/x
    Went to FNM yesterday, Venser Lock Miracle list (2-2-1):
    First match i lost to a Mono White Human, couldn't find any wrath in two games.
    Second match 2-1 against Spirit Delver, Venser Lock is gg
    Third match 0-2 against GR Aggro, he stole and ultimated my Venser (Zealous Conscripts) both times .-.
    Fourth 2-1 against a Mono green ramp deck that one time won with a Green Sun Zenith for 9 fetching some +5+5 big monster
    Last match went 1-1 to a Grixis Control list, we went to time after he ultimated Tamiyo and killed me with Incinerate
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on I Need A lot of help with my BU Zombies!
    Definitely need dual lands to reach triple black by turn 3.
    Don't even bother with vapor snags, you have removal in form of mortarpod, tragic slip, mortar pod. Add Geralf's Messenger, Images.
    Try to lower the curve removing the most expensive spells like Grimgrin
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on [Variant] Miracle UW/x
    Quote from grafikmtg
    Anyone else having troubles against UG Infect? Seeing them pop all over the meta around here ever since #1 World Qualifier in France boasted one. They're so ridiculously fast lol. I almost have to have a O. Ring or Ratchet Bomb ready, else I need to Ponder into a Terminus (or pull a Terminus normally) before turn 3 else I'm dead.

    Which I'm finding is incredibly difficult in a best out of 3 match up.


    In no way can you ponder into Terminus.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on [M13] Boundless Realms
    Definitely looks like 8G
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Tha Gatherin - Swing for it music video from TAP: Max's Game released!
    Quote from Sigma-X
    Still Had All Deez is the only good Gatherin' song, and that definition of good is loose as hell.

    Jace the Mind Sculptor, The Storm... Don't Drink and Draft is awesome
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Tournament Turnout & Bannings
    Quote from HammerAndSickled
    More like: snapcaster mage $20, Sword of War and Peace $35, Sword of Feast and Famine $25, but I get your point :p

    More like 4 snapcaster -> 90€ 4 gost -> 90€ 2 swords -> 90€, 300€ minimum
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Giving this another try
    Quote from Xtol
    When I use my deck there is never a bad matchup and if there is that categorizes itself into the leftover 5%. I've tested my deck countless and countless times and it has pretty much encountered every single meta deck that is out on the web. The lack of creativity and originality of the Magic community when deck building forces me to constantly play against the same recycled decks over and over, all of which my deck is fully prepared against with a sideboard that in the event the deck that I am not playing against is meta, I'll be ready for it the next match.

    Currently the cost of my deck is incredibly expensive and the money for it is out of my reach. I'm also on the fence on deciding to invest such a large sum of cash on this trading card game.


    Decklist maybe?
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on What is the best event deck?
    Quote from HiddenMetroid
    thanks ,I'll check out the event deck. Iv played rdw and it is not rally my thing

    The rdw in DKA is quite nice, Goblin Granade is always a good finisher
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Opponent's Turn
    Extend my arm, open the palm and say "Vai", italian for "Go".
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on gytaxian probe and notes
    When someone probes me, i put my cards down and leave them there so they can keep track, it seems to me the correct thing to do and all my friends do the same.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on Tha Gatherin - Swing for it music video from TAP: Max's Game released!
    Is the film good?
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Phantasmal Image and Wrath
    Quote from Kahedron
    it will have to stay as a Phantasmal image but as it has a +1/+1 counter it will stay on the battlefield and won't have the target it sac it ability.

    This is exactly what i was thinking, but i wasn't sure. Thanks a lot.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on Phantasmal Image and Wrath
    What if i copy a Geralf's Messenger with Phantasmal Image and my opponent wraths the board?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on [Variant] Miracle UW/x
    Quote from Ryoin

    So, TLDR version:
    T1-2/3: Dig/setup
    T3-6: Fog/stall
    T7-8: Sweep
    T9 or so: Present endgame via softlocks

    I know how the deck works, i piloted it to a second place at the Game Day yesterday Smile One card i like is Pristine Talisman, offers a 4 turn gideon or 5 turn terminus while giving you life points every turn. After the second one my Zombie opponent scooped.
    Quote from YamiJoey
    If I were running Stonehorn Dignitary I'm pretty sure I'd be upping Devastation Tide count, not reducing it.

    Our planeswalker lists suffer from Devastation Tide, in every situation a wrath is just better.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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